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Expat payroll data analyst

Job Profile

You will assist the Expat Payroll Coordination Manager (EPCM) in coordinating and providing an efficient, accurate and compliant global payroll reporting process.

Mott MacDonald’s support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively.
The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practice and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

The application process
Read the information provided and if it sounds like the right role for you please apply online as soon as possible. Our online application process takes about 10 minutes and you'll need to upload your CV/resume. You have the option to upload a cover letter – to help explain why you're interested in applying for this role. The application deadline is Monday 25th June when applications will be reviewed by the team to shortlist for interviews, which will be held in Croydon.

If you have any questions or need to send us your application in a different format, please contact us at We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Keeping on top of the data

A big part of this role involves collating, and carrying out a detailed review, of payroll data taken from multiple sources including third parties and payroll service providers who you’ll need to work with to get the data we need. You’ll support the maintenance of the data stored within our internal systems, and the Global Payroll Manager (GPM) provided by KPMG (and you’ll be the GPM team expert!). This also involves monitoring the status of monthly shadow payroll processing, escalating issues to the Expat Payroll Coordination Manager (EPCM), and ensuring accuracy of all data including monthly reconciliations. Finally, you’ll get involved in producing reports for management information purposes.

Make, and manage, relationships

In this role you’ll be part of a global team. It’s vital you form relationships with our payroll teams around the world, and other teams in our group support services including global mobility, HR, finance and tax. You’ll support the EPCM to answer questions about shadow payroll reporting, and tax return preparation, and maintain the shadow payroll training guide materials. In time, you’ll get the opportunity to get involved in projects connected with the shadow payroll process.

Candidate Specification

In tis role you'll need experience of working with IT systems and data management as well as experience in supporting the operational delivery of international assignee payroll.

The other skills, knowledge, and experience you'll need are:
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel including vlookups and pivot table analysis
  • Excellent numeric skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage competing demands Good presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with a broad spectrum of individuals
  • Well organised with the ability to plan workload to achieve deadlines
  • Proactive nature, & forward thinking, positive disposition & flexible
  • Team player
It is desirable that you have:
  • Payroll/HR background, or management accounting.
  • Experience of using the KPMG Global Payroll Manager tool. Knowledge of expat tax. Knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of other software i.e. Access/AssignmentPro/Sharepoint
  • Previous data analyst experience, or project work
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